Recreation Leader

RECREATION LEADER

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS

 

: This is leisure recreation work of a moderately

difficult nature which involves a responsibility for the organizing and personal leadership of a variety

of recreation activities in a particular aspect of a program. May perform related work as required. The

work is performed under general supervision of higher level recreation personnel and within the

guidelines of planned programs. Direct supervision is exercised over non-professional personnel such

as Recreation Aides and Recreation Assistants.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES

 

:

Implements the programs planned for a facility (e.g. playground, gymnasium, game room, etc.);

Organizes, promotes and conducts a variety of recreation activities;

Implements or assists in the implementation of a specific program planned for a facility (e.g.

playground, gymnasium, etc.) in accordance with established guidelines;

Encourages individuals and/or groups to participate;

Directly leads or supervises activities;

Maintains records and prepares reports;

Inspects for safety and security of facilities and equipment;

May distribute equipment;

May act as a sports official.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE. SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

 

:

Good knowledge of a variety of recreation activities; ability to organize, plan, supervise and conduct a

variety of recreation activities; ability to communicate effectively and to inspire enthusiasm; ability to

work with groups of people of all ages; tact; diplomacy; physical condition commensurate with the

demands of the position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

: Either:

a) Graduation from high school or possession of high school equivalency diploma and four (4)

seasons of paid experience in the conduct of recreation activities; or

b) An associate or higher degree in recreation or physical education; or

c) Two (2) years of college and either two (2) seasons of experience in the conduct of recreation

activities; or one (1) year of experience in teaching or conduct of youth activities; or

d) An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (a), (b) and (c).

RC/DP (1.24.80) 6.29.82 159.227-014

Competitive

 

Applications are available at the Village Clerk’s office at 9 North Broadway, Nyack, NY 10960, Monday thru Friday between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm.  Application submission deadline is 4:00pm, Wednesday, July 18th, 2012.